According to sources, Prince William secretly visited MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service, which deals with foreign intelligence and protects the UK from risks abroad, yesterday morning.
The Duke of Cambridge made a secret visit to MI6-only hours before Russia launched its attack on Ukraine.
On Wednesday morning Prince William made a private visit to the Secret Intelligence Service, the organization that deals with foreign intelligence and protects the UK from risks abroad.
The visit was not known of beforehand and has not been publicized afterwards, with only the Court Circular confirming that it happened. Apparently the visit had been in Prince William’s diary for a number of weeks.
Back in 2019, William spent three weeks working with MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, and during that time he learned more about how the UK’s security and intelligence agencies worked.
He said then: “Spending time inside our security and intelligence agencies, understanding more about the vital contribution they make to our national security, was a truly humbling experience.
“These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe.”
More details about the visit are non-existent as of now, such as whether the royal met with the head of MI6 Richard Moore, known in Whitehall as C.
This visit to the intelligence service yesterday came only hours before Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine with explosions heard across major cities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if allies of Ukraine try to interfere with this attack will “face consequences greater than any you have faced in history”.
Within moments of his early morning address, Russian forces fired missiles at several Ukrainian cities and landed troops on its south coast.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky quickly declared Martial Law across all territories and has called for all Ukrainians to fight the invaders.
There have been numerous videos of people fleeing from Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, while others seek shelter in basements, away from the sounds of distant explosions.
Boris Johnson also commented on Putin’s regime, saying that the Russian president would be condemned to “pariah status” after unleashing a “tidal wave of violence” against Ukraine.
“Diplomatically, politically, economically – and eventually, militarily – this hideous and barbaric venture of Vladimir Putin must end in failure,” the PM said.
He added: “I don’t believe that the Russian dictator will ever subdue the national feeling of the Ukrainians and their passionate belief that their country should be free and I say to the British people.”